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Breast Lift Surgery With Implants Procedure Process 

Breast Lift Surgery With Implants 

Breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery is aimed at providing you with a larger breast size as well as a tighter and lifted breast silhouette. You may be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are worried about your loss of breast volume as well as sagging breasts with nipples pointing downwards. 

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.  

What is Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery, which involves placement of saline or silicone implants in your breast tissue to enlarge the size of breasts. This procedure is ideal as a single surgery if your breast skin elasticity is fairly good, and your breasts can accommodate the implants without making the skin stretch too much, or without the breasts drooping downwards.  

What is a Breast Lift? 

If aging, pregnancy or weight loss has caused your breasts to sag, while the breast volume and fullness is still fairly good, you may correct this condition with a breast lift surgery. This procedure can create tighter, firmer and perkier breasts, but it will not increase their size. Your surgeon will recommend the appropriate incision technique to perform your breast lift according to the amount of loose skin that needs to be removed.  

Need for Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgery 

A combined breast lift with implants plastic surgery may be the right choice for you if you are looking to improve the breast shape as well as enhance their size. If you are already planning to go ahead with either breast implants surgery or breast lift surgery, it makes sense to discuss with your surgeon if you are a candidate for a combined procedure.  

The combined surgery will not significantly alter your procedure risk profile or your recovery time, but it can produce dramatically enhanced results. Your surgeon will perform the combined procedure using general anesthesia, and your total time inside the operating room may be about two to three hours. You can expect to return home the same day after your combined surgery.  

Procedure  

After you are placed under general anesthesia, your surgeon will begin the procedure by placing an incision around your areolas or under the breast fold. Through this incision, they will perform breast augmentation by placing the saline or silicone implants under your chest muscle.  

Once the implants have been placed into the surgical pockets created to accommodate them, the surgeon will create another incision that goes down vertically from the lower part of the areola to the breast crease. Through this incision, they will excise your loose breast skin and tighten the tissue to create firmer and lifted breasts.  

Depending on the situation, your surgeon may also decide to resize and reposition the areolas to a raised, more youthful position. Once the surgery is completed, they will carefully close the wounds with dissolvable or removal sutures and wrap your breasts in bandages.  

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

What are the pros and cons of breast lift surgery with implants? 

Breast lift surgery with implants

Aging, gravitational effects, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can cause loss of breast volume along with increased skin laxity in the breasts. This will result in deflated and sagging breasts that tend to lose their shape. Breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery is a proven procedure to correct these conditions. 

At the time of your pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will explain the advantages and limitations of this combined surgery so that you can make a well-considered choice. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.  

Combined Surgery – Pros 

When breast augmentation and breast lift are performed together, it effective becomes one plastic surgery rather than two individual procedures. Undergoing a combined procedure at one time instead of two separate surgeries offers specific advantages, if your surgeon has determined that you are an acceptable candidate for it.  

With a combined procedure, you will only go through the surgical procedure once, and get exposed to general anesthesia also just once. Each time you undergo a surgery or general anesthesia, you will face the risks that are inherent to these procedures. Clearly, when you undergo these procedures only once and not twice, your risk is halved.  

With a combined procedure, you will have to invest time and effort in pre-surgical preparation just one time. Similarly, your post-surgical recovery process will also occur just once, which means you only take time off from your regular routine once for the recovery. Your post-op bruising, swelling, pain, discomfort, and post-op appointments will also occur only once.  

Perhaps the most important benefit is that with a combined breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery, your surgeon will be better placed to create more effective results. They can ensure that both the breast tissue lifting and implant placement are performed using common incisions.  

The optimal amount of excess skin removal can be determined and the right implant size can be chosen when your surgeon creates a plan for the combined procedure. Your procedure will also become more cost-effective as the various cost components associated with your procedure will be incurred only once.  

Combined Surgery – Cons  

Although your surgeon can create a more effective and customized surgical plan for breast lift with implants surgery, the combined procedure is going to be more invasive than one surgery. As a result, your recovery could be slightly longer.  

The overall cost-effective is better with a combined procedure compared to two procedures performed separately, but the upfront price of a breast implants with lift surgery is likely to be higher than a single procedure.  

You should also remember that even with a combined surgery, your risk of implant failure due to unforeseen factors such as capsular contracture does not change.  

Looking at these issues, it is best to choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon for your breast lift with augmentation surgery so that you can achieve safe and predictable outcomes and enjoy the results of your procedure for a long time to come. 

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

What is breast lift surgery with implants? 

Breast lift surgery with implants

Breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery is designed to correct drooping breasts while adding fullness and shape to the breasts. When breast lift and breast augmentation are combined, the procedure can create enhanced breast contours and ideal proportions by raising the breasts to a more youthful level, while placing silicone or saline implants to increase their size.  

At the time of your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss your best options for breast lift surgery technique and the implant type, size, and placement. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations. 

Candidacy 

If you are seeking to enhance your breast size and fullness, but your breasts also have a considerable degree of ptosis (sagginess), you may be a candidate for breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery. This procedure can be ideally suited if you are looking to:  

  • Increase your breast size  
  • Firm up your breasts to make them lifted and perkier 
  • Improve the symmetry and shape of your breasts  

If you are seeking a mommy makeover, this combined breast procedure could be a part of your surgery plan. In some cases, it may also be recommended for mastectomy patients who are looking for breast reconstruction.  

Procedure  

A breast implants with lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, usually under general anesthesia. Your surgeon may first place the implants by creating an implant pocket in the breast tissue. This will give them an idea of how much of the loose breast will need to be excised during the second stage of the procedure, which is the breast lift. 

Once the implants are positioned correctly into the pockets, your surgeon will utilize the same incisions or create an additional incision to perform breast lift. This will involve removal and tightening of the excess breast tissue, while elevating the breasts to a more youthful position.  

The areolas and nipples may be resized and moved to a more natural looking, raised level to create an overall attractive and younger look of your breasts.  

Benefits  

Results of the breast lift with implants surgery are more comprehensive compared to a single breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. Your surgeon will have the flexibility to plan your procedure more effective and optimize the outcomes when both surgeries are combined into one.  

They will be able to utilize the same incisions for both procedures, and possibly reduce the incision size for breast lift if the ptosis is limited. You can expect more proportionate and natural looking results with the combined procedure.  

Recovery  

Mild tightness and soreness in the breasts is expected in the first few days after your breast implants with lift surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain drugs to keep you comfortable. By the second week, much of the bruising would have resolved, and you can resume your regular activities. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercises for at least a month. 

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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